Recent tests matches have kept Indian skipper Virat Kohli at media coverage. The most appreciated member of Team India was awarded Padma Shri on Thursday, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The fourth-highest civilian award in India was presented to Kohli by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The Padma awards were started in 1954, to felicitate Indians, who have excelled in different fields ÔÇô arts, literature, sports, social work, medicine, science, civil service, and others.

kohli-pti-m3 Virat Kohli receives Padma Shri

Kohli is indeed a jewel who shines the brightest.The captain who stepped down as skipper is not less than a storm. Kohli’s batting has proved him as one of the most important gems in ┬áTeam Indian.

Eight sportspersons including Kohli were nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri. The other sportspersons are Rio Olympics heroes wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu and Deepa Malik, hockey captain PR Sreejesh, discus thrower Vikas Gowda and blind cricket team captain Shekhar Naik.

The Padma Shri has been indeed given to most deserving players. On the overwhelming award Virat tweeted, “What an absolute honor and a memorable day to receive the Padma Shri award from the President of India. God’s been kind. Jai Hind.”